Trailer of the Day: We Grew Wings

We Grew Wings

While the celebrated University of Oregon men’s track and field team dominated the spotlight, the women’s track program in Eugene strove to break new ground just as Title IX was presenting new challenges and opportunities for universities across the country. Weaving personal interviews, never-before-seen event footage, and a historical view of the women athletes at Oregon, WE GREW WINGS is a story of camaraderie, teamwork, struggles, and triumphs as it showcases the evolution between generations. Featuring such athletes as Leann Warren, Quenna Beasley, Claudette Groenendaal, and Grace Bakari, a compelling story emerges of women who faced it all to be champions. (81 mins.)

Directors Sarah Henderson and Erich Lyttle and producer Ellen Schmidt-Devlin will be in attendance for a post-film Q&A.


WE GREW WINGS screens Tuesday, August 20 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  The film is being presented as part of our ongoing Northwest Tracking series.

Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.

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